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5:00 PM on 10.28.2014

The Avengers may look different after Avengers: Age of Ultron

So with that darker trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron and Robert Downey Jr. showing up in Captain America 3, it sounds like Marvel has some interesting plans for the future of the films (and looking at their slate for Phase...

Nick Valdez

1:50 PM on 10.28.2014

Marvel reveals Phase Three films and release dates

There was a huge Marvel event today and they've essentially revealed every film ever. Here's what we know so far, and we'll give more info as it comes:  Captain America 3 is now Captain America: Civil War - May 6, 2016&...

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 10.28.2014

See everything that happens in the movie in this new Paddington trailer

Want to see Paddington before it releases in theaters? No we aren't doing a giveaway. Just watch this incredibly detailed and long trailer for the film that shows you basically the entire plot and even delivers the emot...

Matthew Razak

10:00 AM on 10.28.2014

Flix for Short(s): Judge Dredd: Superfiend

It's been teased for a few days now, but we're finally getting another taste of Adi Shankar produced Dredd with the (techincally unofficial) Judge Dredd: Superfiend animated miniseries. Although this isn't the sequel we...

Nick Valdez

5:00 PM on 10.27.2014

Agents of SHIELD to show off newer Age of Ultron footage

Did you check out that cool teaser trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron yet? If not, get on that and come back. Okay? Wasn't that pretty neat with the Pinocchio song and fat Iron Man suit? Since this teaser was leaked early du...

Nick Valdez

3:00 PM on 10.27.2014

See Before I Go to Sleep early and free

Nicole Kidman in a movie that looks a lot like Memento? I'm in. Before I Go to Sleep has all the makings of a film that blows your mind with an awesome premise or an unseen twist. Want to know what it is before everyone ...

Matthew Razak



Benedict Cumberbatch in talks for Doctor Strange photo
Benedict Cumberbatch in talks for Doctor Strange
by Nick Valdez

Benedict Cumberbatch has played everything from a literary detective character, the guy with WikiLeaks, the super being Khan, a leading man in several amazing dramas, to a mocap dragon, so it's very appropriate that Marvel is tapping him to headline their Sorcerer Supreme film, Doctor Strange. 

While the deal isn't set in stone (sometimes these things fall through), talks have gotten to the point where he's pretty much getting the role. So now that Marvel has a director and release date, by the Hoary Hype of Hoggoth, I'm ready. Doctor Strange releases during Marvel's Phase Three July 8th, 2016

[via THR]

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12:00 PM on 10.27.2014

Box Office Numbers: It's Weegee Time

Since it was the weekend before Halloween and everyone's in a mood to watch a scary movie, and there wasn't a better option than Ouija available, "Weegee" took the top spot at the box office with $20 million in actual mo...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 10.27.2014

Fast & Furious 7 now officially titled Furious 7, gets new poster

The Fast and the Furious franchise is heading in a new, mysterious direction. With James Wan accomplishing what Fast & Furious 6 director Justin Lin couldn't (as he wanted to title that film Furious 6), Fast and Furious 7...

Nick Valdez



Review: Ouija photo
Review: Ouija
by Nick Valdez

Ouija, read as "wee jah" and not "wee gee," is the latest in a line of films I can't believe exist. Movies are pretty much made from anything with a recognizable name now. I mean, we're in a post-Battleship world here people, so sky's the limit for potential money makers. What's next? An ultra dramatic adaptation of Operation? A super depressing Life? What about a science fiction take on Mouse Trap? 

But Ouija wants to avoid all of this by attempting to be a horror movie that just so happens to involve a certain toy...sort of like the million other films that feature the game. But the main question here is: Can Ouija mine horror tropes and go beyond its namesake to become a film capable of standing on its on two feet?

Not really, no. 

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6:00 PM on 10.23.2014

Netflix Now: Sorry I Was In A Coma Edition

Earlier this week, a man in the UK was outed for faking several disabilities and coma episodes for two years in order to avoid going to court. I'd like to take this time to say that guy is me and I apologize for my actions. I...

Nick Valdez



Flixist's Fall/Winter movie preview that's better than all of everything photo
Flixist's Fall/Winter movie preview that's better than all of everything
by Flixist Staff

Oh, Fall. How quickly you come, and with you you bring movies that we need to start caring about again. As we close out October we finally start to see the Oscar hopefuls begin to trickle in (not to mention horror classics) and we know that we are once again leaving the movie doldrums. 

But with so much coming how will you know what you really need to see? Trust the editors at Flixist to give you a going guide at what we're really excited for. This isn't the most complete (no Hobbits!) list of films coming out, but damn if we don't want to see these so badly we actually sat down and wrote words about them. OK, we do that all the time about movies, but trust us, these films below are going to be awesome. 

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3:00 PM on 10.23.2014

First look at furry Johnny Depp in Into the Woods

As Into the Woods continues to look fantastic with a musical trailer, great outfits, and a bewitching Meryl Streep, here's the first thing that gives me pause. Basically any film that gives Johnny Depp free reign to act like ...

Nick Valdez

1:00 PM on 10.23.2014

First teaser trailer for Insidious: Chapter 3

I've never been truly interested in the Insidious series until now. You know why? There's a scene in this teaser where a girl learns her house is haunted through texts...on her T MOBILE SIDEKICK. Oh my god. Insidious: Chapter 3 releases May 29th next year. Check out the poster in the gallery. 

Nick Valdez



First official trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron photo
First official trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron
by Nick Valdez

Well I guess no one has to watch Agents of SHIELD on the 28th anymore. Thanks to a snafu leading to a leaked teaser earlier today (which we didn't post because Flixist doesn't dabble in the dark legal arts), Marvel has gone ahead and officially released the first teaser for the much anticipated Avengers sequel, Age of Ultron

We've got a darker tone, James Spader as the killer robot Ultron, and Marvel's version of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch. Oh right, and HULKBUSTER YEEEEEEEEEEEAH. 

Avengers: Age of Ultron releases May 1, 2015. 

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Review Companion: An analysis of theatre and cinema in Alejandro Iñárritu's Birdman photo
Review Companion: An analysis of theatre and cinema in Alejandro Iñárritu's Birdman
by Alec Kubas-Meyer

I love Birdman. A lot. If you don’t believe me, go look at my ludicrously positive review. Even if you do believe me, you should do so anyway, because this is a companion (and not a replacement) to that piece.

But unlike my last review companion, this is nearly spoiler-free. I’m going to talk about the (not-secret) magic trick that the film pulls, but if you know what that trick is, then you can read this and still go into it feeling untainted. But if you have the chance to see it before reading, why would you be doing anything else with your time? It’s an incredible film, and easily one of the best to come out this year (or, really, any year).

But I made a conscious decision to avoid talking about Birdman’s cinematography in the review, which meant that I had to hold back at least two-thirds of what I had to say about the film (and what its cinematography means in the bigger picture of both theatre and film). Here are the other two-thirds:

[This film was seen as part of our coverage of the 52nd New York Film Festival.]

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2:00 PM on 10.22.2014

Red Band teaser for The Gambler is a big f**k you

I don't really know what's going on in this first teaser for The Gambler (featuring a slimmed down Mark Wahlberg), but I dig it. Most films that deliver an expletive spouting John Goodman are pretty much winners in my book. ...

Nick Valdez

1:00 PM on 10.22.2014

Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer to premiere during Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Look we were all there. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. kind of sucked for the first chunk of the season. The Winter Solider happened and damn did it get good. The second season is good too, but if you haven't gotten back on the ...

Matthew Razak

12:00 PM on 10.22.2014

First trailer for Act of Killing follow up The Look of Silence

Joshua Oppenheimer's Indonesian genocide documentary The Act of Killing was one of the best films of 2013. It was unique in that it forced those who bragged about their killings to reenact them and see it from a different pe...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 10.22.2014

First trailer for Madea's Tough Love

Tyler Perry Presents Tyler Perry in Tyler Perry's Madea's Tough Love: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor.  (Madea's Tough Love releases on VOD January 20th next year.)

Nick Valdez

5:00 PM on 10.21.2014

James Wan returning for The Conjuring 2

In case you missed the news The Conjuring 2 was delayed until 2016 instead of having a 2015 release date. That was kind of weird because Annabelle did really well at the box office so you'd think they'd want more ou...

Matthew Razak





3:00 PM on 10.21.2014

Judge Dredd Superfiend gets first teaser

While we may all be chomping at the bit for a return of Karl Urban's Judge Dredd, I think we were happy to hear about the film's producer Adi Shankar taking the character further through a mini-series like he did with The Pu...

Matthew Razak